Formula 1, Russian Grand Prix, Race Preview


The Sochi Autodrom is the venue for this week’s Russian Grand Prix and we look at the race from a betting perspective.

Lewis Hamilton started from pole position when won the Singapore Grand Prix a fortnight ago.  Runner-up was Max Verstappen with Sebastian Vettel completing the podium.

With this victory Hamilton extended his lead to 40 points over Vettel in the Drivers’ Championship Standings and his price to win the title has been slashed from 11/20 to 1/6 with Vettel now a 72 shot.


Drivers’ Standings

Hamilton 281

Vettel 241

Räikkönen 174

Bottas 171

Verstappen 148



Drivers’ Championship Betting for 2018click here to bet – previous price in brackets

Lewis Hamilton 1/6 (11/20)

Sebastian Vettel 7/2 (14/10)

1000/1 and better the balance


Race History

Valtteri Bottas took the lead from the start here in 2017 but came under pressure from Sebastian Vettel who was on his tail, Bottas kept his cool throughout the race and was first past the chequered flag, with Vettel settling for 2nd spot on the podium and Kimi Räikkönen completing the trio.


Russian Grand Prix Bettingclick here to bet

Sebastian Vettel 13/10

Lewis Hamilton 14/10

Valtteri Bottas 7/1

Kimi Räikkönen 10/1

Max Verstappen 28/1

Daniel Ricciardo 50/1


1000/1 and better the balance


Prices correct at time of posting but will change in the lead up to the race and there are a number of other markets on offer.


Suggested Bet: Hamilton win at 14/10

Hamilton is in the zone at the moment and Mercedes have won here for 4 successive years with Hamilton getting 2 of those victories. This bet also comes with the World Sports Betting “Money Back” Promo for 2nd place – see details on the banner below.